Recognizing Hatespeech – an interactive experience


Dublin as the "european capital of social media" is a good place to discuss how to recognize and conquer Hatespeech. While the obvious "You're (insert religion, gender, colour) so I will kill you" postings are most of the time quickly deleted by support systems and - agents, the functioning of implied hatespeech is not understood, and way too often a resolut fight against discrimination is seen as some kind of censorship.

This discussion should enable people to understand why hatespeech is a cognitive phenomen and how it works in the brain, to understand the background (in group vs out group) and implications as well as being a platform for working on talking points understandable to users.

You can bring own examples too :) 

*triggerwarning: racism, sexism, homo*phobia